Headshots are something folks either love or they hate.
While I don’t love the time they take out of the workday, and the awkwardness of holding a forced/faked smile always tortures me a bit, I believe they are important.
I’ve been lucky to work at several companies which provide headshots as a perk of employment, so I haven’t needed to pay for this service or do my own shoots.
Headshots can be used for many purposes:
- company websites
- for culture and recognition purposes
- pitch decks
- to inspire additional confidence and humanize the experience
- personal blogs [like mine!]
- to lend credibility
- bios for panels + conference badges
- set the right tone for your upcoming event
For this reason, I like to have several versions of my headshot, to be used in different settings.
And, every year or so, I like to get a headshot taken to keep my online/digital presences up-to-date.
I was recently able to get my photo taken again for an updated 2019/2020 headshot.
Shot by my friend and co-woker, Danilo Meulens, at our new MediaMonks LA office.
I ended up with a few great options so I’m going to selectively use them in different scenarios.
Do you have a preference and/or any advice on how to capture great headshots?
Leave a comment below!